Green Careers Week


Brown Student Services 3600 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G3, CA

Three days of events to help you learn about environmental career options. If you're looking for ideas, inspiration, motivation and advice, then Green Careers Week is for you!

Proudly organized by McGill's Career Planning Service (CaPS) and McGill School of the Environment (MSE).

SEMINAR: Graduate Studies in the Environment

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Macdonald Campus: Faculty Lounge, MS Building

This session will hopefully answer your questions about the “Where”, “What” and “How” to apply to graduate studies in the environment. 

SEMINAR: Career Options in the Environment

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Macdonald Campus: Faculty Lounge, MS Building

This seminar will explain the various environmental career options within a variety of industries


Tuesday, February 26, 2013
5:30 pm
Downtown Campus: Brown 5001

Come and listen to environmental professionals talk about their experiences and the skills they have developed as a result of their career path.

Panelists: (bios to come)

  • Leila Goulet, Director of Education of the Red River Zoo
    Leila Goulet obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, majoring in Wildlife Biology in 2004 from McGill University, MacDonald Campus. After teaching high school science for a year, she traveled to Australia, New Zealand and Thailand to garner more knowledge in her field. Upon return, in 2006 she obtained a paid internship as a zookeeper at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. She continued to develop her zoo expertise, acquiring over 6 years of animal care experience’ working directly with large carnivores, elephants, ungulate, birds of prey, reptiles, primate and small mammals animals at various zoos, including the Ecomuseum in Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue and Parc Safari in Hemmingford.  In addition to her science degree, in 2011 Leila earned a Bachelor of Education Degree at the University of Ottawa, Ontario. To date, she has over 7 years high school teaching experience and her true goal is wildlife education, including initiating programs that bring the public into close proximity with wild animals. Working with animals and teaching about the importance of wildlife and environmental conservation within a zoo setting is her passion.  She is currently the Director of Education of the Red River Zoo in Fargo, North Dakota where she determines the Red River Zoo’s educational strategies, develops curricula and educational materials for outreach and on site programs, and oversees all aspects of the Zoo education programs. She is also the education animal zookeeper.
  • Benoit Lamarche, Eng.Director, Engineering Services
    Innovation and Development Department
    Benoit Lamarche obtained a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1994 from McGill University. He started his career in the field of erosion control and pursued in Research and Development for agricultural equipment.  In 2003, Mr. Lamarche joined Biogenie, division of EnGlobe Corp., as a Project Engineer in the Innovation and Development Department where he contributed to the construction and expansion of a network of Soil Treatment Facilities in Montreal, then in the UK and France.  In 2007, he was promoted as Project Director and since 2010, he holds the position of Director, Engineering Services. His responsibilities include preparing Capital investment projects, their plans and specifications, and supervising progress of field work in support of the corporate strategic development plan.

  • Beth McCarthy
    Student Conservation Association (SCA)

    Following her Bachelor’s Degree History from St. Bonaventure University (NY USA) in 2002, Beth McCarthy gained experience as a  Living History Intern at Death Valley National Park, CA, Scotty's Castle. In 2004 she joined the SCA National Headquarters, as a Recruiting Intern, following which she worked at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio as Transportation Interpreter. These experiences led Beth to a full time job with Student Conservation Association as the Great Lakes Recruiting Representative from 2006-2010 and she shifted over to be the Northeast Recruiter in August 2010. Beth travels to different schools to get people interested in SCA and acts as a resource if they have any questions about SCA’s programs.

  • Jean Paquin - Sanexen
    Jean Paquin has worked for the past 35 years in environmental protection, in the development of technologies and in particular for the remediation of contaminated sites. As a graduate of the faculty of chemical and biochemical engineering at UWO, Mr Paquin and the team at Sanexen have successfully implemented innovative processes that are now commercialized globally. 


Wednesday, February 27, 2013
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Downtown Campus: Lev Bukhman

This career fair targets organizations that offer environmental-related career opportunities in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Participating Organizations: (more to come)

INFORMATION SESSION:  SCA (Student Conservation Association):

Thursday, February 28, 2013
10:00 am
Downtown Campus: Brown 5001

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states. SCA's mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

Come to this presentation to learn how you can get involved!

CLOSING SPEAKER:  “Green Building” by the Commission of Environmental Cooperation

Thursday, February 28, 2013
2:30 pm
Downtown Campus: Brown 5001

This exclusive presentation by Benjamin Teitelbaum, Program Manager at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, will reveal upcoming projects and potential opportunities within the three nations the Commission serves (Canada, Mexico and USA).

Registration required through myFuture. From your homepage, click on the Events tab followed by the Workshop tab and keyword “Green Careers”.